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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs Sony Alpha A6300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 vs Sony Alpha A6300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

73

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A multi award winning and fully featured MILC digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
92
126 Reviews + 15 Awards
36
Poor
87
Fully-Featured
78
14 Months Old
Overall Score
73
Very Good
MILC 20.3MP 5184 X 3888 Pixels Live MOS May 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date
Sony Alpha A6300

74

Overall Score

Sony Alpha A6300

£649.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and critically acclaimed MILC digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
88
5 Reviews
40
Average
88
Fully-Featured
81
11 Months Old
Overall Score
74
Very Good
MILC 24.2MP 6000 X 4000 Pixels CMOS Sep 2016
Camera Type Megapixels Maximum Image Resolution Sensor Type Release Date

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Reviews & Awards

Awards
15 Awards
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Camera Labs: Recommended
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17 Awards
Camera Labs: Recommended
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dkamera.de: Recommended
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
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PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Essential
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Trusted Reviews: Recommended
Average Expert Rating
Average User Rating

Specification

Picture Quality

Camera Type  MILC  MILC
Megapixels 20.3MP 24.2MP
BEST
Still Image Resolution  5184 x 3456  3840 x 2160  1712 x 1712  1824 x 1368  1824 x 1216  1920 x 1080  1824 x 1024  6000 x 4000  6000 x 3376  4240 x 2832  4240 x 2400  3008 x 2000  3008 x 1688  5184 x 3456  3840 x 2160  1712 x 1712  1824 x 1368  1824 x 1216  1920 x 1080  1824 x 1024  6000 x 4000  6000 x 3376  4240 x 2832  4240 x 2400  3008 x 2000  3008 x 1688
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution  6000 x 4000  6000 x 4000
BEST
Sensor Type  CMOS  CMOS
BEST
Image Formats Supported  RAW  JPG  MPO  JPEG XR  JPEG  JPEG / RAW  RAW+JPEG  RAW  JPG  MPO  JPEG XR  JPEG  JPEG / RAW  RAW+JPEG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels 21.77MP 25MP
BEST
Sensor Format  Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)  Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)

Design

Colour  Black  Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Minimum Aperture Number 3.5
BEST
4
Maximum Aperture Number 22 22
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 280mm 75mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspherical Lens 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Lens Mount Interface  Four Thirds  Micro Four Thirds  Sony E  Four Thirds  Micro Four Thirds  Sony E
Diaphragm Blade 7 7
Filter Size 58mm 55mm

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance 0.2m Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes  single  continuous  tracking  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  Face tracking  contrast detection  Face detection  Contrast Detection Auto Focus  single  continuous  tracking  Single Auto Focus  Continuous Auto Focus  Face tracking  contrast detection  Face detection  Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Points Unknown - Click to provide data 425
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection  Auto  Manual  Auto  Manual
Focus  TTL  TTL

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity  Auto
BEST
 Auto
Light Exposure Modes  shutter priority  aperture priority  Auto  Manual  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori  shutter priority  aperture priority  Auto  Manual  Shutter priority AE  Aperture priority AE  aperture priori  Shutter priori
ISO Sensitivity (max) 25,600 51,200
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min) 100 100
Light Metering  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  evaluative  Multi-pattern  Evaluative (Multi-pattern)  Centre-weighted  Spot  evaluative  Multi-pattern
Light Exposure Correction  ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)  ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control  Program AE  Program  Program AE  Program

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed 1s 1s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 60s
BEST
30s

Flash

Flash Modes  Auto  Flash off  Forced on  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Second curtain synchro  Flash on  High-speed synchronization  Auto  Flash off  Forced on  Red-eye reduction  Slow synchronization  Second curtain synchro  Flash on  High-speed synchronization
Flash Guide Number Unknown - Click to provide data 6m
Flash Sync-Speed 1s 1s
Flash Exposure Correction  ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)  ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point Type  Hot  Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution  3840 x 2160  3840 x 2160
Video Resolution  3840 x 2160  1920 x 1080  1280 x 720  640 x 480  3840 x 2160  1920 x 1080  1280 x 720  640 x 480
Motion JPEG Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Formats Supported  MP4  AVCHD  AVC  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  MPEG-4  MP4  AVCHD  AVC  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  MPEG-4
Analog Signal Format System  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC  PAL  PAL N  NTSC  NTSC/PAL  PAL/NTSC
Resolution At Capture Speed  3840x2160@25fps  3840x2160@24fps  3840x2160@30fps  1920x1080@60fps  1920x1080@30fps  1280x720@30fps
BEST
 3840x2160@25fps  3840x2160@24fps  3840x2160@30fps  1920x1080@60fps  1920x1080@30fps  1280x720@30fps
HD Type  HD  4K Ultra HD  HD  4K Ultra HD

Audio

Audio System  Mono  Mono
Audio Formats Supported  MP4  LPCM  PCM  AAC++  MP4  LPCM  PCM  AAC++
BEST

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards  SDXC  SDHC  SD  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MS PRO Duo Mark 2  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  MS Pro-HG Duo HX  MicroSD (TransFlash)  MicroSDHC  MicroSDXC  microSD  SDXC  SDHC  SD  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MS PRO Duo Mark 2  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  MS Pro-HG Duo HX  MicroSD (TransFlash)  MicroSDHC  MicroSDXC  microSD
Memory Slots 1 1

Display

Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Field of View 100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution 1,040,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display  OLED
BEST
 OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Magnification 1.54x
BEST
1.07x
Viewfinder Type  Electronic  Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Connector Type  Micro  Micro
USB Connector  Micro-USB  Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance  ATW  Auto  Cloudy  Daylight  Shade  Flash  Halogen  Fluorescent  Incandescent  Fluorescent H  Fluorescent L  ATW  Auto  Cloudy  Daylight  Shade  Flash  Halogen  Fluorescent  Incandescent  Fluorescent H  Fluorescent L
Photo Effects  Black&White  Sepia  Vivid  Negative film  Neutral  Black&White  Sepia  Vivid  Negative film  Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
Image Editing  Rotating  Crop  Rotating  Crop
Camera File System  Exif 2.3  RAW  DCF  Exif  DPOF  Exif 2.3  RAW  DCF  Exif  DPOF
Camera Playback  Movie  Single image  Slide show  Thumbnails  Thumbnail  Single  Movie  Single image  Slide show  Thumbnails  Thumbnail  Single
Built-In Processor Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Eye Relief 21mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes  Landscape  Panorama  Portrait  Night  Sports  Twilight  Landscape  Panorama  Portrait  Night  Sports  Twilight
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages  ENG  FIN  FRE  DEU  ITA  JPN  POL  POR  ESP  SWE  TUR  HUN  EN  ES  F  DAN  DUT  GRE  CZE  ENG  FIN  FRE  DEU  ITA  JPN  POL  POR  ESP  SWE  TUR  HUN  EN  ES  F  DAN  DUT  GRE  CZE

Weight & Dimensions

Weight 435g 361g
BEST
Height 77.9mm 66.9mm
Depth 61.3mm 48.8mm
Width 133.2mm 120mm
Lens Weight 165g
BEST
307.9g
Lens Length 63.6mm
BEST
75mm
Lens Diameter 60.6mm
BEST
66.6mm
Weight (including Battery) 487g 404g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type  Battery  Battery
Battery Technology  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (max) Unknown - Click to provide data 2h
Battery Capacity 1,200mAh
BEST
1,020mAh
Battery Life 330 shots 400 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage 7.2V 7.3V

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)

Packaging Content

Cables Included  USB  Micro-USB  micro USB  USB  Micro-USB  micro USB

Networking

Wi-Fi Standards  IEEE 802.11b  IEEE 802.11g  IEEE 802.11n  IEEE 802.11b  IEEE 802.11g  IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Camera Shutter Speed

Technical Details

Silent Shooting
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